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Set permissions using symbolic method

Set permissions using symbolic method: Linux: Files and Permissions
Set permissions using symbolic method: Linux: Files and Permissions

Setting permissions using symbolic notation has some advantages over numeric including the ability to add or subtract permissions. Another advantage may be that there's no math involved in setting permissions, a user would choose which flags to set r for read, w for write and x for execute and then assign them to the file using chmod. Symbolic mode however requires more typing on the commandline.

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